Some life science is best shown in still images. Here are this year’s top 10 Image of the Day posts, ranked by total page views. Have an image you’d like The Scientist to consider in 2016? Please send your photo—with caption and credit information—to

1. Butterfly Kisses

2. Colorful Corn

3. Mother’s Love

4. Incredible Edible Corn

5. Death Star

6. Bridging the Gap

7. Dazzling Diatoms

8. Ancient Arthropod

9. Here Be Dragons

10. Molting Cicada

For more great images, see Best of Multimedia 2015

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